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“From EatingWell, February/March 2005 This sounds good and I hope to make soon. Well...I made this last night for dinner. It came out pretty good. It was fairly quick and easy to make. I stopped at Costco on the way home from work and picked up one of their roasted chickens for the dish. Next time I will probably use two cans of Lentils. I like them. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 (15 ounce) can lentils, rinsed (see Tip) or 2 cups cooked lentils (see Tip)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
  • 1 (2 lb) rotisserie-cooked chicken, skin discarded, meat removed from bones and diced (4 cups)
  • 14 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 14 cup low-fat plain yogurt


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add curry powder and cook, stirring, until combined with the onion and intensely aromatic, 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, chicken and salt and cook, stirring often, until heated through.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in yogurt.
  6. Serve immediately.
  7. TIP:
  8. To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.

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